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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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ATM warning

ATM warning

5 Apr, '065 Comments

I got this from the UAE Community Blog, please be careful using ATMs, I know there was a case a few weeks ago in Bahrain where two Bulgarians were apprehended supposedly for mounting such a crime, but there was no follow-up in the local press about them (I can’t recall a follow-up). This article is […]

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Will it take an act of God?

5 Apr, '0617 Comments

“Despite the presence of a large number of Saudi women drivers in Bahrain, not a single case of traffic violation has been registered against them,” Al-Riyadh Arabic daily quoted Sameem as saying. Bahrain’s traffic department has issued driving licenses to 1,107 Saudi women, Sameem confirmed. He said Saudi women have displayed exceptional control and concentration […]

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YES! The law seems to be working…

YES! The law seems to be working…

5 Apr, '0616 Comments

I was so glad to read in the papers this morning that the owner of the fateful Al-Dana dhow has been remanded in custody for 7 days by the public prosecutor and that he is facing manslaughter charges that if convicted will land him in prison for 5 years. This is not an attack on […]

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MPs want Islamic law to curb crime

MPs want Islamic law to curb crime

5 Apr, '0679 Comments

A Bahraini MP yesterday called for the gradual introduction of Sharia (Islamic) law to deal with all criminals. Another claimed that thieves should have their hands chopped off because “God ordered us to do so”. However, one described the punishment as unfair if adulterers are not stoned. The comments were made in parliament yesterday as […]

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Bahrain Bloggers’ Gathering

Bahrain Bloggers’ Gathering

3 Apr, '0621 Comments

It’s almost that time of the month again… What: Bahrain Bloggers’ and their readers’ monthly chinwag Where: Al-Bareh Cafe When: 6th April 2006 at 2000hrs (that’s 8pm to non-airline/military folk) How much: Approximately BD6 per person if you’re having dinner, which is highly recommended! We need to know the number of people coming; hence, I […]

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